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Pawsitive Difference, a volunteer based animal rescue is seeking foster homes for dogs waiting to be adopted. The organization, which rescues, fosters and adopts out dogs, says it is in need of safe environments for dogs that have been abandoned, taken from shelters, or from owners unable to care for them. “The animals we rescue go into a volunteer’s home where...
With many schools in the U.S. lacking updated or adequate heating, air-conditioning and ventilation, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.)  introduced legislation to support energy efficient improvements that would also lessen by $2 million the current $8 million energy bill for K-12 schools. The Renew America’s Schools Act would create a federal grant program through the Department of Energy in...
Following the death of George Floyd, Black Lives Matter protests and a president stoking racial division, UNLV Libraries began a panel series titled, “We Need To Talk: Conversations on Racism for a More Resilient Las Vegas.”  Moderated by Claytee White, Director of the Oral History Research at  UNLV Libraries, the live-streamed series featuring UNLV researchers and community experts discussing systemic...
What begins with postcards from camp continues into a 50-year correspondence  between Melissa and Andrew in A.R. Gurney’s “Love Letters” presented this weekend by Las Vegas Little Theatre. A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the play that premiered in 1988 features two characters reading aloud letters exchanged on their journeys — through boarding school, the college years, Andrew’s...
Cox Charities, the philanthropic arm of Cox Communications, Las Vegas, awarded a $10,000 grant to the LGBTQ Center of Southern Nevada to aid in the Center’s addition of a self-sustaining pharmacy to its HIV / STD Testing Clinic. Located at 301 S. Maryland Pkwy., the Center serves as a neighborhood resource for the Las Vegas  valley’s LGBTQ community, local residents...
Small businesses that are members of the Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Nevada have the opportunity to compete for $5,000 prizes to be used for education or to launch a new idea. The GLCCNV  teamed up with Cox Business to create the competition with the aim to help  small business owners improve their leadership skills. Of the two prizes...
Like most people, the first time I met Terry Wilsey, I found him irksome and crude. He talked and walked funny, he asked strange questions apropros of nothing, he was unkempt and disorganized, he was obsessed with all things G-A-Y in a way that felt a bit cartoonish. Were it not for the natural affinity his partner, Dr. Walter...
Two new LGBTQIA housing units for vulnerable persons, which flowed from the love of two gay men for each other, have now opened in Las Vegas. A third building may be in the works. Bright Star Foundation owns and operates two four-plexes in an area near the Boulevard Mall, just off Maryland Parkway. The buildings have 17 bedrooms that are...
Just a few months ago, more than 50 percent of the U.S. population claimed they wouldn’t take the COVID-19 vaccination when it became available. Those numbers have changed in recent days and by late December, nearly 60 percent to 65 percent of Americans say they will receive the vaccine when available. Victor Wong, DO from Mountain View Hospital said,...
The Spectrum will be going into our third year in 2021. Like everyone else, we’ve had a tough year. We’ve struggled to get the magazine published. We succeeded most months. In 2021 our plan is to publish bi-monthly and to focus on our digital presence. Watch for Publisher Rob Schlegel to debut his Rob's Spectrum View in January. You...